Searching for Romantic UK Getaways? Winter is almost over and it’s time to stop hiding underneath the duvet watching reruns of Midsomer Murders and reclaim your life from the winter blues. If your need to hibernate during the colder part of the year has meant your better half has been feeling a little neglected since last September then it’s time to make up for that lack of interest quick – before summer fling season begins…For those guilty of being more interested in lounging than loving this winter, a spring trip away is a great, quick fix – nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a well thought through mini break. With that in mind, here are 5 ideas for romantic UK getaways this spring.
5 Ideas for Romantic UK Getaways This Spring
1) Take a country retreat
There’s no better place to be when the seasons are changing than in the heart of the country. The UK is full to the brim with fantastic country houses that will provide a romantic setting for a mini break and enough to keep you busy for a longer trip. There are country houses with spas, country houses that will organize traditional outdoorsy pursuits like shooting and fishing, and country houses with acres of awe inspiring grounds where you can pack a picnic, sun hat and waterproof (British weather in spring = being prepared) and head off for some fresh air and relaxation, just the two of you.
2) Snuggle up by the sea
British spring weather can be changeable to say the least but a break by the sea has the advantage of providing the perfect location for fresh, romantic walks when the sun is shining, and the chance to cosy up together when the weather turns. There are some lovely seaside spots within easy reach of most of the UK’s major cities – whether by road or using public transport like trains and coaches – and plenty of opportunities for getting romantic, from candlelit harbour-front restaurants, to luxurious hotel rooms with fabulous sea views.
3) Take a city break
Romance doesn’t have to mean taking off into the middle of nowhere and the UK’s cities offer some fantastic options for spring breaks a deux. Whether you are looking for the glitz and glamour of London, with its West End shows, Michelin starred restaurants and endless shopping opportunities, or something more historical like the beautiful city of Bath, a city break can provide lots of bonding activities and plenty of opportunities for spoiling the one you love.
4) Unwind at a spa
You know what they say – the couple that hot stone massages together, stays together! (well they don’t, but they should). There’s a good reason why couples are opting to take some time out from the stresses and strains of daily life and get pampered together – it’s not often you get to spend time with your other half where the only thing the pair of you have to do is relax. Whether you’re bonding over the intensity of the Swedish massage, chilling out together in the sauna, or complimenting each other on your post facial glow, a UK spa break is a great option for couples that want to combine romance and a bit of a health makeover.
5) Go on an adventure
Romance doesn’t just have to be about luxurious bubble baths and long, fattening candlelit meals, there’s a lot to be said for spending time as a couple doing something that challenges you both. Whether your idea of romance is a walking holiday by the coast, a trip to a fitness boot camp, learning to drive a monster truck, or picking up new skills on a residential cooking course, there are UK getaways to suit all sorts of couples.
These 5 ideas for romantic UK getaways are a great way to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather and the imminent onset of summer. As you don’t have to get on a plane or a train the travel is easy, making the whole experience much more stress free than going abroad and giving you more time to spend luxuriating in each other’s company.